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Hosting An Indoor Summer Outing At The Office

One of the best things about summer is enjoying the weather and having an outdoor celebration. Unfortunately, not everyone has the space, time or ability to deal with the heat during the Boston summer months, and so an outdoor summer event isn’t always an option.

When that is the case, we work with our corporate clients to bring all the elegant, flowery splendor of the outdoors into a facility of their choice.

For this event, we worked with our client to recreate a sophisticated picnic, full of stylish (and delish) menu items that we dubbed Fire and Ice because of the fantastic contrast between the seafood and land-based main courses offered to guests.

The entire event was constructed indoors, yet was designed to incorporate the fresh greenness of outside. Here is a bit more about this wonderful event.

Fire and Ice Indoor Summer Outing

This buffet menu focuses on two opposing concepts. It’s where “Fire” foods meet “Ice” foods on the same buffet table.

The table begins with Ice:

  • Shrimp Cocktail Shooters
  • Asian Tuna Tartare
  • Petite Lobster Rolls
  • Oysters on the Half Shell

And the delicious buffet continues with Fire:

  • Bacon-wrapped Scallop Lollipop
  • Mini Crab Cakes
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Grilled Oysters
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin
  • Charred Summer Corn
  • Lobster Mac and Cheese

Complementing the Fire and Ice display is a variety of salads, including:

  • Mixed Baby Lettuces
  • Asian Rice Salad

This event offered a Toast-Your-Own-S’mores Bar, including:

  • Marshmallows
  • Homemade Graham Crackers
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • Assorted Toppings

Throughout the event, we served guests:

  • Sam Adams Seasonal
  • Sam Adams Lager
  • Harpoon IPA
  • Sodas
  • Lemonade
  • Iced Tea
  • Water

The entire lobby was covered in very colorful florals and accents so that guests felt as though they were outside in the gardens of Boston. Only instead of experiencing the hot summer sun, guests walked around in air conditioning!

Why to Host an Indoor Summer Outing?

Outdoor company barbecues and picnics are often one of the first ways owners reward their staff, but in some cases (like the client who enjoyed our Fire and Ice Buffet), employers don’t have the ability to host an outdoor event during the summer. Sometimes, it’s just too hot and they’d prefer not to host outdoors, while other times there is just no space to hold an outdoor event of a certain capacity.

Yet, despite the lack of space, amenities or adequate capacity, companies still understand the many positive impacts that hosting a company picnic or party can have on the mental, emotional and transformational states and relationships within business. That’s where this concept comes into play. You can still have all the elegance of a beautifully bright green outdoor summer party with all the comforts of an indoor facility.

It’s important to note that when you host an indoor summer outing, you are still:

  • Increasing employee morale
  • Creating a 100% tax deductible event
  • Instilling some classic summer fun
  • Still under the cool air conditioning
  • Bringing the team closer together
  • Giving clients an opportunity to visit your venue or office space

The featured indoor event was held in a large, open lobby; however, we can create an outdoor-like summer party inside most spaces, such as:

  • Office lobbies
  • Conference rooms
  • Auditoriums
  • Cafeterias
  • Showrooms
  • Warehouses
  • Break rooms
  • And more
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My husband Keegan and I don’t have enough good things to say about BG Events, Denise & Baylee. We just got married at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham, MA in September 2017. There were various catering companies on the preferred vendor list and once we spoke to Denise on the phone we knew that she was who we wanted to go with. We live in Maryland and were worried about planning the wedding from far away but between Denise & Baylee they took care of everything. They had experience working with the museum and out of town brides and completely reassured us that we were in good hands. Throughout the planning process they worked with us to create not only a menu that was perfect for our taste, but were so knowledgeable and helpful regarding what equipment / event rentals we would need for the big day and offered their experiences in how we could repurpose everything. They understood our vision and worked with us to make it a reality. We had our ceremony and reception in the same room and the BG team was able to flip the room during cocktail in under an hour and it looked absolutely incredible. On the day of, with Baylee managing the event and Denise right by our side the entire day, we were able to completely enjoy our wedding and not have to worry about any of the logistics. BG Events gave Keegan and I an amazing stress-free wedding and we couldn’t have asked for anything else!

Maura K.
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It all started as most events do—with a vision. From the very beginning, we’ve challenged ourselves to go bigger, do better, and create more from less. Every day for us is a new chance to blow your mind with a spectacular new visual setting, a wildly outstanding venue, and a uniquely flavorful and inventive menu. This is the BG Way—working with you, calling on your imagination, and making every event magical. The next great event idea starts here.

We believe there is magic in every event, and there are no limits to where it can be found.

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